Swiss Alps by Mary-Ann Lammers

Swiss Alps

September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Chevron stitch, after blocking.
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1039 - 1094 yards (950 - 1000 m)
Approx. 20" x 70"
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As a child one of my favourite books was “Heidi”. I can remember reading how she would gaze out of her small loft window onto the Fir trees and the Swiss Alps and my mind would see such beautiful visions of scenery through her eyes. Little did I know our son would see that beauty as well and make it is home. Which means that now as an adult I often get to see the beauty of the Swiss Alps as well!

Fashion your own Swiss Alps with the soft and light halo haze of Baby Alpaca and capture your own favourite image. Daytime with blues? Fresh Spring days with greens? Or the soft rays of evening light as the sun sets over the hills and mountains casting a magical glow.

Make something beautiful, make something special and feel incredible when you let this cast it’s softness, beauty and grace over your very own shoulders.

The borders are mock cables, no extra needles required and are simpler to create than other cables. I love easy.
All the colourwork is simple in this design, no carrying of two colours along the rows. It’s just simple mosaic stitches which are as easy as slipping a stitch and with only one colour per row. My kind of knitting!
The rest of the effect is simply striped Chevrons that create such interesting angled stripes.

Here is an excellent YouTube video of Mosaic Stitch knitting.

Stitches used in this pattern:
K ………………..knit
P ………………..purl
K2tog ………….knit next 2 stitches together to decrease 1 stitch.

SL1KW ……….slip next stitch knit wise (as if to knit).
PSSO ……….. pass slipped stitch over.
K1fb …………..knit into the front and back of the next stitch to increase 1 stitch.
K2fb ………….. knit into the front and back of each of the next 2 stitches to increase 2 stitches.
SLPW………….slip stitch purl wise (as if to purl).
wyb……………. with yarn at back of work.
wyf……………..with yarn at front of work.

Mock Cables: MC3
Mock cables are made by following these four steps.
1.Slip the first stitch knitwise (as if to knit) with yarn at back.
2.Knit the second stitch.
3.Knit through the front and back of the third stitch, thereby making an extra stitch.
4.Pass the slipped stitch over the three stitches.

This shawl was made with Lang Yarns Malou Light Baby Alpaca
50 grams, 190 meters.
2 balls White #887.0094 (10 grams leftover )
1 ball Light Grey # 887.0003 ( 7 grams leftover )
1 ball Medium Grey #887.0005 ( 12 grams leftover )
2 balls Charcoal #887.0070 ( 14 grams leftover )

Thank You to Berroco Yarns for their continued enthusiastic support of my deisgns!

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I almost forgot! I have a grandpuppy and her name is Heidi!